Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
5 Semesters (2 years)
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Westminster University
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program at Westminster University offers faculty mentoring, small class sizes, and hands-on experience students need to advance their nursing careers. Armed with your master’s degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of healthcare settings—from rural healthcare clinics to urban emergency rooms to specialized care settings.
Who the Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program Is For
If you’re looking to take your nursing career to the next level in a personalized learning environment that fits your personal schedule, find yourself at Westminster University.
What Are the Benefits of the Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program?
- Course schedules accommodate your working schedule to make it easier for you to pursue your studies.
- Students and faculty work together to arrange clinical experiences in highly reputable facilities aligned with their interests.
- An interactive and engaging environment that makes learning personal, enjoyable, and more memorable.
- Ability to work with underserved and rural communities to learn about the health issues
they face (such as lack of preventative care and high cost of medication) and gain
A Little One-on-One Interaction Goes a Long Way
That’s why our professors get to know every student and make themselves available on a daily basis for questions and further discussion. Graduates step into the job market highly qualified and experienced, ready to establish therapeutic relationships, analyze healthcare policy, and combine theory with evidence to improve patient outcomes.
Our faculty offer current, real-world insight into current practices, policies, and challenges because they are practitioners themselves.
- MSN-501: Advanced Pathophysiology
- MSN-570: Research in the Practice Setting
- MSN-584: Ambulatory Care Procedures
- MSN-639: Advanced Nurse Practicum
Completion time: The program is 5 semesters of full-time study.
Fall 2024: Jan. 17, 2024
Entry Terms: Fall
Sheryl Steadman, PhD
Dean, Nursing and health sciences
Ronda Lucey, DNP
Accreditation employers trust
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program at Westminster University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202.887.6791.
"What makes advanced practice nurses so important is that, in addition to diagnosing and treating acute issues, they are taught to provide wellness guidance to patients and encourage them to take an active role in their own well-being."
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner program's reputation for producing highly qualified, expertly skilled, and well-rounded students gives you a leg up as you apply for jobs.
You will leave Westminster University prepared to pursue the demands and challenges you are interested in (rural, urban, or international) in a variety of career paths including clinical settings (family practice, internal medicine, diabetic clinics, acute care clinics, women's health centers, etc.), academia, legislation and policy, and more.
Certification: Following graduation, you are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) Family Nurse Practitioner national certification exam.
Licensing: Many graduates pursue licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) after taking their national certification exam. Licensing requirements vary by state. To become licensed as an APRN in Utah, students must apply with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Tuition and Fees
At Westminster, we are committed to making your education affordable.
Westminster works with all students to determine the financial aid opportunities available to them. Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment.
Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct (grad) PLUS loans through the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan program.
Students who completed an undergraduate degree at Westminster are eligible to receive the Westminster Alumni Scholarship.
Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for students to earn money to help pay for college. Westminster employs hundreds of students each year in different areas.